Galactorrhea occurs when a woman’s breast makes milk even though she is not breastfeeding a baby. The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) says this may occur when the breasts are touched, or it may start spontaneously.

Men can have galactorrhea too, but it is much less common. Causes can include hormonal imbalance, medications such as hormones, antidepressants or blood pressure medicines, use of herbs, pregnancy, pituitary tumor and a number of other causes. The condition can go away on its own. It is essential that a woman who notices changes or discharge in her breast sees her HCP.